The Omaha books are a gumbo of improbable ingredients. The characters are "furries," mostly human but each with some trace of cat, bird, dog, or other critter. Omaha herself is an exotic dancer, but one who manages to miss most of the ugly side of her trade. The plot is a soap opera, winding with lifelike aimlessness through encounters with gangsters, business tycoons (as if there's a difference), old flames, and new loves. And, as the full-frontal cover suggests, these young, healthy, adult characters show a zealous interest in healthy adult play. The erotic encounters are explicit, but also consensual and based on some kind of real feeling. The writers show real respect for all of the characters, prostitutes and strippers included - the opposite of coercive, dehumanizing pornography.
Like a gumbo, the improbable ingredients meld together into a tasty treat. The drawing is basic and somewhat erratic; try not to think too hard about the first few pages. The story meanders, and won't suit the fan of bang-pow action comics. If it were a movie, I'd almost call it a chick flick of the more sensual kind. Instead, this book collects a unique comic that appeared sporadically from the late 70s to early 90s. If you take happy adult relations in stride, you might like this one.
on May 16, 2010
There is a lot of adult content for all the lustful eyes, but the beauty of Omaha is a wonderful story. It's like a soap opera with all the intrigue, relationships in turmoil, and failed dreams. Omaha is ever the optimist. If sexual situations repulse you then get something else, but if you don't mind a bit of skin around a great story then I highly recommend all of the Omaha series.